Youth Inform Policy Through Lived Experience.

True Colors United’s National Youth Forum on Homelessness (NYFH) is a group comprised exclusively of young people to contribute to the growing national dialogue on how to make youth homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. NYFH ensures that the national conversation is informed by and filtered through the perspectives of young people who have experienced homelessness, and that strategies to end homelessness are generated by youth and young adults themselves.

The primary goal of NYFH is to identify and analyze policy that impacts youth who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness, and advocate for strong policy based upon that analysis. Forum members, all of whom have experienced homelessness, use personal experience, research, and data to assess the effectiveness of programs that assist homeless youth and advocate for change.


NYFH Executive Member Phoebe Van Cleefe speaks at the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness.

Interested in joining the National Youth Forum on Homelessness?

The application process for this term has ended – but please stay tuned for future opportunities!